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Chiesa di Santa Maria degli Angeli

Lugano Centro, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
+41 91 922 01 12
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Lugano Centro, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
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"last supper"
in 10 reviews
"beautiful church"
in 13 reviews
"amazing fresco"
in 7 reviews
"small church"
in 6 reviews
"different languages"
in 3 reviews
"preserved frescoes"
in 2 reviews
"main wall"
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"open door"
in 2 reviews
"art museum"
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"take photos"
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"lake lugano"
in 4 reviews
"luini"
in 20 reviews
"crucifixion"
in 13 reviews
"renaissance"
in 8 reviews
"nave"
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"artwork"
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"masterpiece"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Part of our trip to Milan was to visit Lake Lugano, and its town. The Church of Santa Maria is the oldest church in Lugano and what a magnificent church it is. The frescos are unbelievable, and to think it is free to view them...More

Thank Ossie D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is interesting but you need to know what to expect here. What to expect: Museum-grade frescoes inside the church What not to expect: An impressive exterior or a large church/cathedral. This is a rather modest place, just be aware of that.

Thank pieibielou
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Reviewed 6 July 2018

This jewel-box of a church is well worth a visit. The frescoes are amazing and in an incredible state of restoration (it's Switzerland, after all). Go around the side to the remains of the cloister that has been incorporated into a building that fronts on...More

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Reviewed 28 June 2018

Located very near the Lac art center and across from Lake Lugano. Old frescoes are worth seeing. Wonderful!

Thank Philip M
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Reviewed 16 June 2018

A Romanesque church much defaced by later alterations, then carved down to make way for modern development, the Chiesa di Santa Maria degli Angeli houses one of the most dazzling frescoes in Europe: a monumental crucifixion scene that bisects the nave, the work of Lombary...More

2  Thank Kirk E
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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

An amazing fresco covers the interior. Choose times carefully as visitors not too welcome (obviously) when there is a service on. Absolutely breathtaking inside though and well worth a peek inside.

Thank AlexH0lmes
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Reviewed 2 June 2018

The church hosts an early Renaissance masterpiece, reputed as being the most famous fresco of that period in Switzerland. It was built between 1499 and 1500. Beautiful!

Thank Mary B
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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

This little church is always a cool place to stop by while strolling in the centre of Lugano. It is next to the Lac and what used to be one of the grandest hotels in Lugano. The frescoes are definitely worth a visit!

Thank Marco A
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

Located in a happening part of the city, the church is nice & located near the lake, shopping areas et al

Thank DipuKV
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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

Right on the water front and the minute you step in it’s cool and quiet. A huge painting is up towards the front. Great place to cool down but also enjoy a great piece art above your head.

1  Thank Josh79b
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